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Wealth Management in Temecula: How Tax Services Can Help Navigate Your Path to Financial Prosperity

At SummerHill Tax Services, we believe in the power of holistic financial strategies to secure your future. With over ten years of experience, we’ve come to understand that effective wealth management extends beyond income generation—it involves strategic financial planning, asset growth, and, most importantly, astute tax services. This is particularly crucial in Temecula, a city brimming with economic potential.

Understanding the Role of Tax Services in Wealth Management

Wealth management is more than just tracking income and expenditures. It involves strategic investments, efficient tax planning, and robust retirement plans. In Temecula, this means creating customized strategies designed to maximize your assets and ensure they are tax-efficient.

Wealth ManagementWho Stands to Benefit from Tax-Optimized Wealth Management?

Both individuals and corporations of all sizes can significantly benefit from integrating tax services into their wealth management plans. By incorporating an efficient tax strategy into your financial plan, you’re taking a proactive approach to wealth management. This strategic method allows you to capitalize on investment opportunities while minimizing tax liabilities, setting the stage for enduring financial success.

The Unmistakable Benefits of Tax Services

The advantages of incorporating tax services into your wealth management plan are numerous:

Expert Guidance

Our seasoned professionals at SummerHill Tax Services offer personalized advice tailored to your unique financial situation and objectives. We take the time to comprehend your specific needs and goals, providing guidance that enables you to make informed financial decisions.

Tax Efficiency

We continuously monitor tax law and regulation changes, ensuring your financial plan remains optimized for tax efficiency. Our team of experts examines your financial situation and identifies opportunities to reduce your tax liability while enhancing your savings and investments.

Investment Diversification

We recognize the value of diversifying your investment portfolio to mitigate risks and potentially increase returns. Our experienced advisors collaborate with you to evaluate your risk tolerance and investment objectives, developing a diversified portfolio that aligns with your needs.

Retirement Planning

Planning for retirement can be daunting, but our team is here to guide you through the myriad retirement savings options. We assist you in understanding and navigating various retirement plans, such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and pension plans, ensuring you’re on track to a financially secure future.

Wealth Management in Temecula: A Tax-Optimized Approach

Temecula presents unique opportunities for tax-optimized wealth management. With its vibrant economy spanning healthcare, tourism, and technology sectors, Temecula offers a fertile ground for asset creation and growth. The correct tax strategies can help you leverage these opportunities.

Taking the Next Step Towards Financial Prosperity

Are you ready to unlock your financial potential with tax-optimized wealth management in Temecula? At SummerHill Tax Services, we’re not just service providers but your partners in economic prosperity. With our tailored tax services, we can help you navigate the path to financial success.

Wealth management in Temecula is more than just a service—it’s a partnership. When you entrust your finances to us, you gain a team committed to your financial success. Are you ready to seize the golden opportunities that Temecula’s economic landscape offers?

Contact us today at 951-677-9909 or complete our online form!

Self-Employed and the Holidays

Being Self-Employed in the holidays can be very hard if you don’t have a plan. This time of year sales aren’t doing as well  or there stagnant and you just aren’t prepared for the additional cost. Disappointing your family again with a cheap Christmas can make you feel like a failure in your business.

Don’t let Christmas be an expense you didn’t prepare for. Create a budget that includes the holidays as a line item. A lot of times we have a budget in are head that has to do with Monthly expenses and when an unforeseen cost comes we are not prepared and it can become devastating. Here some tips to help you prepare:

Take a look at what you spent on Christmas last year.

Start by plugging in your normal monthly expenses like gas, utilities, insurance and groceries. Then, enter your more flexible spending budget groups, like dining out and fun money. What’s left? Will that be enough for Christmas? If not, you may have to adjust some of that flexible spending to make it work.

If you typically spend $300 on restaurants in a month, why not cook a few extra meals at home and stash an extra $200 toward Christmas savings? Or if your fun money is sitting pretty at $150 a month, why not hold off (temporarily) and put an extra $100 into your Christmas fund? Smart budgeting now can free up more money for what you want later—like Christmas presents!

Separate your Christmas budget into categories

Gifts are usually the largest Christmas budget expense, just remember you need to budget for all things Christmas—including decorations, wrapping paper, travel, festive meals, charitable donations, and anything else you’re planning to do over the holidays.

Once you’ve figured out how much you can spend on Christmas, do some simple math. Take your number—let’s say $500—and think over your seasonal expenses. You’ll need money for travel ($50), a tree and trimmings ($70), a few potluck parties ($30), and some extra giving ($50). Then there’s the big one: Christmas gifts ($300). Make a goal amount and stick to it! You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can pile up a stash of cash when you just make a point to save.

Now that you have your Christmas budget all set, you know how much you’ll need to add to your Christmas fund. As long as you plan where your money will go before you spend it, there’s no right or wrong way to split up your Christmas budget.

Next Year Plan ahead with a Christmas fund.

You know Christmas is in December every year, so there’s no reason to act like it suddenly snuck up on you. Start putting away money for Christmas now!

Once you’ve determined the total you want to spend on Christmas, determine when you want to start saving and divide it by the number of weeks left until Christmas.

Expenses, Assets & Depreciation

Most business owners are familiar with the Profit & Loss Report, to most money you make is income and money that goes out is an expense. But that’s not always the case, an expense is something that gets used up rather quickly and therefore the benefit is used up quickly.  Some examples are office supplies, you purchase during the year and they get used up during the year. But there are other purchases that tend to hold up business owners record keeping because even though money is being spent, it is not fully expensed the year they you use it. This can give you a incorrect analysis of your business and not match up when it comes to taxes.

Assets

Sometimes when you make a purchase it’s not an expense, it’s actually an asset.  An asset is something where the usefulness is used up over the course of several years. It provides a benefit over a longer period of time.  Examples include equipment, vehicles, or a computer.

As an example, when you purchase a vehicle and use it to deliver products, it’s providing a benefit to you over the course of much more than just one year.   That’s the difference between an asset and an expense.  Does the purchase benefit you over the course of a long period of time?  An asset will help you continue to earn revenue over the course of several years.

Matching Revenues and Expenses

In accounting rules, revenue and its associated expenses should be recorded in the same period.  This is called matching.  Let’s say you purchased a camera and recorded the entire purchase as an expense in the year you purchased it — 2015.  But the camera helps you earn money in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 . . . a long time.  So the expense and the revenue aren’t matched up together.   You’ve got revenue produced by the camera recorded over the course of several years, but the expense of the camera is only recorded in one year.  The revenue and expense are not matched.

Matching is a very important accounting principle, the revenue and associated expense need to be matched together.  This is where depreciation comes into play.  The way you get the revenue and expense to match up, is to depreciate that asset over the course of several years.

Depreciation

Lets say you bought a $5,000 computer, that expense needs to spread out over how long you think you will have that computer.  In other words, The expense needs to spread over the computer’s useful life – the period of time that it will be of benefit to you.  Often for small equipment that’s 3-5 years.  Let’s say you think the computer will last you 5 years, (i.e. it has a useful life of 5 years) you take $5,000/5 years=$1,000 of depreciation you should take each year on that computer.

In this way you are spreading out the expense to match the revenue you earn in future years.

Depreciation also serves to show that the asset you purchased is losing value every year.  Let’s say you are a florist who purchased a vehicle to deliver flowers.  It’s only used for business.  You purchased the vehicle for $20,000 and you think it will last you for 10 years, so that’s $2,000 of depreciation every year.  The car is helping you earn your revenue over the course of 10 years.   When you take that depreciation each year, you can see that that car is losing value every year.  After the first year of depreciation the asset is valued at $18,000, after the second year $16,000, and so on.

That makes sense in our heads.  A car loses value every year.  As the years go on, your asset is losing value.  Depreciation shows that declining value.

“Beware of scammers this Tax season”

Tax Filer,

Do not! I repeat “Do Not” answer calls or emails that say on your caller ID that it is from the IRS.

Scammers this year are putting a new twist on old scriptures. They call by saying they are the IRS and they need to verify your identity in order to send you your refund.

The scammers have been able to manipulate the caller ID so that on your telephone it shows it’s a call from the IRS. They will try and persuade you to give them your personal information such as social security number, driver’s license, bank account numbers and credit card information.

There have been reports that they threaten people by saying they will revoke their license or call the authorities or even deport them if they don’t get your information, be aware that scammers will say fake badge numbers and names and might even have your name and address to try and make the call or email sound more realistic.

If you receive a call like that hang up quickly and do not click on that email and immediately contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report the call. Use the “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page www.treasury.gov/tigta or call 1-800-366-4484.